It's an affordable bike in the pulsar range of products. Pulsar 125 of Neon brand is more efficient in fuel consumption. It is compared to the bigger 150 pulsar product. This bajaj 125 has many common features with the 150 version like body panel, components, chassis, and cycle portions. Pulsar 125 Neon looks much bigger than any other 125 types of Bajaj bike. In fact, it looks much bigger and muscular in comparison to other bikes of the category. In a way, it has a presentable look and has a better presence on the road. The fuel efficiency is quite commendable at 57.5 kmpl.
The engine of this bike has been derived from Bajaj 150 pulsar. It has a bore of 56 mm. The stroke is at 50.5 and that is a bit shorter. There is a 125 cc engine with 11.8 bhp power at 8500 rpm and the peak torque is at 11 Nm at 6500 rpm. There are telescopic front forks in the suspension unit. There are bushes of anti-friction type. The rear shock absorbers are 5-step that can be adjusted. There are two variants of this bike. There is one front drum brake variant and it is priced at Rs. 69,000, ex-showroom Delhi. There is a front disk brake type also that is priced at Rs. 74,000, ex-showroom Delhi.
The looks of the 125cc resemble that of Bajaj Pulsar 150 Neon. There is a good reason behind it. Its components are similar and shared with the 150 version. The dimensions are also almost similar to Bajaj Pulsar 125. The body panels are shared, the components are shared. The components of this bike are also shared with the 150 Neon. The chassis and the cycle parts too are similar. At first look, the bike gives you the impression that it is the Neon 150. You will be deceived into thinking that they are one and the same. Only the colour scheme is different and the graphics are obviously subdued compared to Neon. The instrument panel is a blend of digital and analogue. The handlebars are clip-on. The wheels too are bearing the same looks.
The Pulsar 125 looks bigger as compared to the bikes in its segment. Its kerb weight is 140 kg, so it's on the heavier side. The wheelbase is 1320 mm that is the longest in its segment. The performance of this bike is similar to its bigger siblings. It has got the road presence in terms of looks but it misses out on ride quality, affordability, and the cost of running. These make the bike a winner. It can be concluded that 125 pulsar needs a bit more than its traditional look and its similarities with a pulsar.
Its engine has been derived from the Pulsar 150. The engine bore is the same. The bike can rev up to a speed to keep pace with the traffic on the road. There is near-perfect balance in the bike that makes you self-assured driving it. It feels smooth yet powerful. It can be driven beyond 100 kmph without much cause of worry. At this speed, the bike is almost without vibrations.
The bike is quite safe to drive and you can feel that knowing it has telescopic front forks and anti-friction bushes. There are adjustable rear shocks. There are disc brakes for greater stops when you need them. This fact adds to the safety feature of the bike.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 is priced at Rs. 64,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) with drum brakes and Rs 66,618 (ex-showroom, Delhi) with disc brakes.